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Clear ArcGIS server rest cache with an in through script

I would like to script the process to clear the rest cache on the \rest\admin page after I do a start/stop with the AGSSOM.exe provided on arcscripts. Is it typical to have to clear the cache after ...
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ArcMap label graphic

I converted an ArcMap VBA code to a Visual Studio dll. In doing so I had to reference a new namespace "stdole" so my graphic label would show in ArcMap. The label works on my computer, but does not ...
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Why is * .tlb not visible?

I've created a Visual Studio 08 Active X - MXCommands dll for a VBA button within ArcMap 9.3.1. I'm able to load and use the .tlb on my computer; however when I try it on my test computer the .tlb ...
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Export from SDE to SHP in ArcGIS 9.3.1 - problem: not exporting all fields

I'm exporting a layer from SDE to SHP by python script, and I'm doing it in 2 phases: the first includes select by location (for picking the relevant features) and the second phase includes the Select ...
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Performance of ArcGISScripting and large spatial data sets

I am currently writing a python script using the arcgisscripting module to process a reasonably large data set (~10,000 records in total) normalised over a small number of tables, 8 in total. The ...
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how to use arcsde need from basics [closed]

i need to access tables which are in oracle database by arccatalogue. i am new to this arcmap software, so plz suggest me detailed steps to access database tables from acrmap. thank you.
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How to batch clip to single-part shapefile using ArcGIS 9.3 and Python 2.5?

How do I clip a shapefile to a single-part shapefile using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and Python 2.5? Example: I have a set of lines (lines.shp) I am trying to clip to each record in a shapefile called Grids.shp ...
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How can I calculate the center point inside a polygon in ArcGIS 9.3?

I'm using the JavaScript API 1.6 on ArcGIS 9.3. I have a polygon geometry in an ArcGIS map, and I'm trying to find a way to get the point that lies in the exact center of the geometry. What is the ...
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erase one line layer by another line layer

I keep on having this issue and I can't find the "perfect answer": First of all, I work in ArcGIS 9.3.1. I have 2 layers: roads1950, roads2000. I need to make a layer with roads which were ...
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Fixing corrupt shapefile?

I have a shapefile that I was working on in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 get corrupted somehow and it gives me the error "Number of shapes does not match the number of table records.". What I would want is to ...
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Case Insensitive WFS Attribute Search with ArcGIS Server?

I'm using ArcGIS 9.3.1 to host WMS and WFS services. I have a map (.mxd file) with a layer whose attribute table includes fields with mixed-case string data. When I open this map in ArcMap and ...
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Field Calculator in ArcGIS - keep equation

I'm using Arc 9.3.1 (Arc Editor). In edit mode I've created a simple field calculation. For example's sake let's make it [Field3] = [Field1] + [Field2] How do I 'keep' the calculation so Field3 ...
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Using a color override for representations

I'm looking for a way to automatically assign a color to a feature, mainly polylines. I want to do this by populating a field with a value so I can link it to a color. I believe this is possible ...
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Argument is not a com object : null

With ArcEngine 9.3.1 in java (but I suppose, it's the same in .NET), I'm developping an application which loads a mxd file. This file contains about 20 layers with shapefile, JPG's, TIFF's files. This ...
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Problem with control ACTIVEX and Arctoolbox (9.3.1) on windows 7 64 bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem with ArcToolbox tools "one or more activex controls could not be displayed when ever you try to open any tools from Arctoolbox it display this errors. then go ...
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Creating Python script to reconcile/post geodatabase versions?

I’m trying to set up a python script so that I can schedule our rec/post to run on a server. I’ve created a model with the Reconcile Version tool, with the option to Post checked on. I then export ...
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Dealing with empty feature classes in a ArcGIS 9.3.1 Python script

I have a script that goes over all the feature classes within a geodatabase (in ArcGIS 9.3.1) and copies them. The problem (as far as I can understand) is that when the script goes to a empty feature ...
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Using python lookup table to compare records with existing geodatabases

I am trying to use python to look through an access table containing facilities that need to have geodatabases with geodatabases that already exist in order to generate a list of facility geodatabases ...
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How to use python to turn a .dbf into a shapefile

I have been scouring the internet trying to find a pythonic (sp?!) way to process this data.. Everyday we will recieve a load of data in .dbf format (hopefully) - we then need to save this data as a ...
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Combining Two Adjacent Raster Datasets

I am trying to figure out how to combine two adjacent rasters into one raster using ArcMAP 9.3.1. The problem I am having is that there appears to be a gap in the data. I would like to be able to ...
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How to use any ArcMap tool from a python script?

I'm trying to develop a tool that uses some of arcmap default tools like the Sketch Tool or Trace Tool. Is it possible? Let me explain a little more, I need to draw a feature, ask for user input, and ...
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Disabling/overriding internal arcmap commands with vba

I am creating a template for ArcGis JTX. This is a mxd file, with a vba onload event handler which removes some functionality from vanilla ArcMap. I'm stumped on one problem: double clicking on a ...
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Feature Cursor Count on mutiple layers

I would like to get a total count of multiple layer features (defined) within the ArcMap view extent. The code works fine with one layer but when I add a second or third layer with an "OR" operator I ...
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How to update feature class by iterating through values with branching?

I'm really struggling with getting this to work. Basically, I want my script to get the "newID" value and use that as a look up value. If the "newID" is found in the OldID list then do one thing, ...
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Get points in point file to write into new field the census tract each is in (from another shapefile)

I have points that represent day care centers which have address and lat-long. I am using lat-long to display. Now I need to sort, count, etc. these points in conjunction with new census data. To be ...
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Listing all feature classes in File Geodatabase, including within feature datasets?

From python how can I build a list of all feature classes in a file geodatabase (*.gdb), including inside feature datasets? The standard example only lists feature classes at the top level of the ...
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Eliminating a column from a copied feature class via a fieldmap object in ArcGIS Python

The use case is exporting a feature class via a Python script (arcgisscripting v9.3x. Only a few of the columns are needed in the result feature class. I commonly use the fieldmappings/fieldmap ...
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How to add a Database Server in Catalog?

I have ArcSDE on an Oracle database and I want to add a database server connection to ArcCatalog, I've seen several sites but they don't say what I have to write down. Let me explain: From the tree ...
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How to dissolve overlapping polygons?

I have a query regarding the dissolving of polygon features in ArcGIS 9.3. I only have the bare-bones license and an extremely basic knowledge of VB. I have a large shapefile with around 4500 ...
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Downgrading from ArcGIS 10 to 9.3?

Recently I have experienced a few problems with ArcGIS 10, so I switched back to 9.3, thinking that my live will be back to normal ... and it is not. I am using at the time tool made by Venkatesh ...
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Is it possible to install 9.3 Desktop Administrator as a standalone program?

I have ArcServer 9.3 installed on a server that I use for running scheduled Python geoprocessing scripts. I have several running, and now I'm trying to schedule one to rec/post, delete and recreate ...
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Counting Events Per Polygon Feature

I would like to calculate the total number of events within each feature of a polygon using a dbf file and a polygon shapefile. Is there an easy way to automate this so I can then produce charts per ...
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ArcSDE - where to start?

As I long ago figured out that I need more complex query-asking abilities (other than the standard select provided by arcgis), and as I will someday have to admin a small scale SDE database that will ...
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statistics by rectangle (raster image)

I have a shp file with some rectangles and I want to extract statistics within these areas from a raster image. I prefer ArcMap 9.3.
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Draw lines from points

Please any body help me for creating lines from points in electric network for instance electric poles are there in point feature with "polename" field like "P01", "P02", "P03" etc. I need a tool that ...
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Modelling of rent prices - which interpolation method to use?

I have national dataset of ~1,4 million households. There I have information about rent, size (number of rooms and m2) and some additional characteristics of each household. I'd like to use this data ...
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Partially updating raster (DEM)?

How to update an .img DEM in ArcView 9.3? I do have DEM which need to be updated only if few parts. The area to be updated has been produced in separate DEM with Spline Interpolation with Barriers. ...
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Google Earth land features importing to ArcMAP

I'm wanting to import land features, such as lakes, reservoirs and other land-made features onto my ArcMAP. Is that possible as this is new with my client wanting this done. What needs to be done as ...
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ArcGIS Editor Toolbar

Does anyone know how to change the properties of a vertex to keep 3 places after the decimal place? My problem is when I go to draw a line and snap to a point, the properties of the line I am drawing ...
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Running Model within ArcMap using VBA?

I would like to Run/execute a model within ArcMap 9.3.1 vba. I can run it in vba by exporting out the VBS script and importing it into vba, however I'm wondering if there is an easier way to just call ...
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How to get a polyline from a polygon in ArcGis Server 9.3?

I'm want to get the lines of a polygon and then get the length of each line, I'm looking on how to do this, Can anyone show me some code? Does anyone have any pointers on how to do this? I'm using ...
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ArcGIS: In the Legend, show legend items that are only displayed on the map

Using ArcGIS, is there a way for the legend, to only show the subitems that are displayed on the map?
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Create data table in geodatabase

Using vb.net, my custom tool needs to create a data table in my geodatabase to store some information for later use. The user will be in ArcMap 9.3.1 with the geodatabase up and layers displayed. I ...
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ArcGIS: Maintaining the same layer styles over multiple data frames

Let's say you have a map with three or four data frames. In each data frame there is the same road layer. Is there a way to ensure that all the symbology/labeling/annotation is the same for that layer ...
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Placing label designs in the legend - Is it possible in ArcGIS 9.3.1?

I'm working in ArcGIS 9.3.1 and apart from "regular" slayers with symbology, I have a few layers which I do not show their symbol on the map, but only their label (for example: cities layer in which ...
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ArcGIS: Scalable labels in x direction only

I'm trying to label a road layer that is named in 2 different ways: XYZ String between 5 to 20 characters Is there a way using ArcGIS 9.3 to produce a scalable layer label only in the x ...
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raster not displaying below certain scale

i've clipped a raster in 20 smaller images and i can zoom in until 1:150 in the original raster but, in the smaller ones, when i go below 1:4000, the workspace goes blank. i'm working with arcgis 9.3 ...
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Python Question - how do I extract a part of a string

I'm building a tool in python and for that I have a question: I have a string such as "Denver.dwg Group Layer\Denver.dwg Annotation". How do I assign to a variable (for later print) only the first ...
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Metadata server and spatial server - a must? [closed]

I have been using ArcMap (only) for the past two years (read: newbie) in the oil and gas (upstream) industry. I currently have about 200 GB of files (shp, tif, grids, a few fgdb, all sitting in a ...
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Is there a web service from ArcGIS that allows updating versioned SDE with ArcPad AXF data?

Here is my situation, currently we have a number of employees updating a copy of a checked out axf database using ArcPad on mobile devices. Our current process is very time consuming since it ...